You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train - A Personal History of Our Times
You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times
Product Code: 7127
Binding Information: Paperback
Size: 6 X 9 Inches (US)
Trade Code: 00P
Price: $16.00 In stock.
Beacon Press is proud to publish a new edition of the classic memoir by one of our most lively, influential, and engaged teachers and activists. Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States, tells his personal stories about more than thirty years of fighting for social change, from teaching at Spelman College to recent protests against war.
A former bombardier in WWII, Zinn emerged in the civil rights movement as a powerful voice for justice. Although he’s a fierce critic, he gives us reason to hope that by learning from history and engaging politically, we can make a difference in the world.
“An inspiring autobiography . . . in the tradition of Martin Luther King’s v´Letter from a Birmingham Jail.’“
--Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air, National Public Radio
“A teacher who committed his politically engaged life to the belief that love is a command to action.” --Colman McCarthy, The Washington Post
“A powerful, politically electric book from one of the most engaging social critics in the nation.” --Jonathan Kozol
“A history and a history maker to give us hope.” --Alice Walker
“A personal favorite. This autobiography by the great activist and historian...provides an eloquent, personal account of the struggles for civil rights and against the Vietnam War, and a universal paean to protest and resistance.” --Matthew Rothschild, The Progressive
“Zinn explains his involvement in the struggles for civil rights, against war, and in support of organized labor by citing his v´abhorrence of any kind of bullying.’ These are lively tales.” --Patricia O’Connell, The New York Times
“Pick up this book! Start reading it! I guarantee you won’t stop. The most influential teacher I’ve ever had continues to teach us about life and humanity and hope.” --Marian Wright Edelman